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Desmond Leon Smith
courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

Hickory Man Charged with Habitual Assault

56-year-old Desmond Leon Smith of 1st Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Tuesday morning (January 9) on one felony count of habitual misdemeanor assault. He was also charged with failure to appear on a charge of driving while license revoked.

Smith was taken into custody without incident at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday at his residence. He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility, initially without bond. Bond has since been set at $10,250. Smith remained in jail as of this afternoon (January 12). A District Court appearance on the failure to appear charge is coming up on January 22 with another District Court date on the assault charge scheduled for January 30, both in Newton.